Nevada Traffic Safety Summit Health and Safety Protocols
The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for governments and citizens alike, and state and local health and safety measures and recommendations change frequently. NDOT and the Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety (DPS-OTS) will be following all required federal, state, local, and Palace Station Hotel and Casino health and safety measures for the Nevada Traffic Safety Summit. Masks are required indoors in the state of Nevada.
The 2021 in-person Nevada Traffic Safety Summit is made possible by your partnership to minimize public health risks. As public safety professionals, we know we can count on your willingness to use good judgement; exercise patience; and respect rules, best practices, and each others’ personal boundaries.
Before the Meeting
- In the two weeks prior to the meeting, attendees are strongly encouraged to monitor themselves for any symptoms that may be indicative of COVID-19.
- Attendees should pack one or more masks that completely cover their nose and mouth. Public health authorities recommend using a new, clean mask every day. All masks should either be cloth or disposable with multiple layers of fabric and should not have exhalation valves or vents.
During the Meeting
Health Screening and Testing:
- Attendees are not required to provide proof of vaccination status, but it is possible that venues in Las Vegas may require such proof for entry. Attendees who are fully vaccinated should consider bringing proof of vaccination in case safety requirements change.
- Attendees and exhibitors are asked to monitor their health throughout the conference and to self-quarantine if they experience any symptoms of COVID-19.
- If you are concerned about anyone’s health or conduct, you may notify staff or event volunteers.
Staff, attendees and vendors are encouraged to self-report to event officials and isolate in their hotel room if they:
- Have symptoms of COVID-19
- Have tested positive for COVID-19
- All attendees, including speakers and exhibitors, are required to wear a face mask that covers their nose and mouth for indoor activities throughout the Summit, including in rooms and hallways. To facilitate clear communication, a mask will be optional for speakers when they are presenting at general sessions and workshops. Masks may be removed when eating and drinking. Attendees should bring and wear their own face masks and disposable masks will be available for individuals who need one.
- Touchless hand sanitizer stations are available in public areas of the hotel.
Cleaning and disinfection:
Palace Station has established enhanced cleaning protocols throughout the hotel.
Physical distancing and close contact:
Please be respectful of different attendees’ comfort levels with physical contact and proximity to others during the meeting. Consider replacing handshakes with other greetings that do not require close contact.
Federal law requires individuals to wear masks on all public transportation, including planes, trains, buses and light rail.
Communicating health and safety policy changes:
Any changes to these health and safety guidelines and policies will be posted on the Safety Summit website, sent out via an alert on the conference app, emailed to all registered attendees and posted at the registration area.
After the Meeting
- Once you return home, please continue to monitor your health for any symptoms of illness. Attendees are asked to notify Safety Summit Staff (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you test positive for COVID-19 up to 14 days after returning home.
- If an attendee tests positive for COVID-19 during the Summit or after returning home, Safety Summit Staff will notify all meeting attendees of the potential exposure. All attendee health reports will be strictly confidential and the identity of any attendee testing positive will not be shared.
Symptoms of COVID-19
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19 (please note that this list does not include all possible symptoms):
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting